Possibility of “no deal Brexit”- European Trade Marks

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019. In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal being reached, the UK Government has provided some guidance on how trade mark rights will be affected.   EU Trade Mark Registrations For existing national EU trade mark registrations, the UK Government

The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent: with Brexit Day approaching and Germany yet to ratify, time is running out…

With still no decision on whether or not a legal challenge at the German Constitutional Court is admissible, it is becoming increasingly uncertain if the new legislation for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the unitary patent will come into force before the UK’s departure from the EU.  This article briefly outlines what the unitary

Brexit: (mostly) business as usual for intellectual property

The impact of the British withdrawal from the EU, commonly referred to as “Brexit”, on the United Kingdom (UK) and global economy is currently the subject of much debate and discussion in the general media.  Changes to complete the UK exit from the EU are expected to take place slowly with details being negotiated over